This 1930s Art Deco bracelet has alternating polished and textured chrome elements fashioned in a Machine Age motif. The textured sections, which are nearly one-half inch high, make this piece very three-dimensional. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp and goes with just about everything. And it’s fun to wear! Scroll down to see a selection of Machine Age necklaces that look great with this bracelet.
This Jakob Bengel necklace in the well-known Mauerwerk(brickwork) pattern is the epitome of German Machine Age design. This chromium-plated brass piece, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, feels very slinky. You can wear this necklace on either side.
Lapis glass beads alternate with decorative chrome elements and lapis plastic(?) rings to form this attractive and versatile 1930s Art Deco necklace with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin. It looks lovely with my lapis and chrome Art Deco earrings and bracelets – scroll down to see a selection.
Lapis glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps form this German Machine Age necklace. The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp, which may be a replacement (it is brass in color). The center bead has a minor flaw that probably occurred during manufacture. This small imperfection does not detract from the beauty or wearability of this necklace. Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate with this piece.
This German Machine Age necklace has as its centerpiece a row of three arrow-shaped black Galalith plaques covered with chrome triangle panels, with a fourth plaque as a drop and a red Galalith cylindrical bead on both sides. The chain links and findings are chrome. This piece reminds me of the work of JakobBengel. I had four links removed from this necklace because I bought it for myself, but I saved the pieces for the future owner.
Five polished chrysoprase-glass stones are separated by geometric chrome spacers that give this 1930s Art Deco necklace a real Machine Age look. The silver-tone paper-clip chain closes with a screw-in clasp. You can wear this necklace with my chrysoprase Art Deco earrings and my Machine Age bracelets -- scroll down to see them.